Mt. Pleasant Daily Times (Mount Pleasant, Tex.), Vol. 7, No. 133, Ed. 1 Friday, August 21, 1925 Page: 4 of 4
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MT. PLEASANT DAILY TIMES FRIDAY, AUGUST 21, 1925.
Jack Hoxie in
A Blue Streak Western
Also Good Comedy
COMING SATURDAY NIGHT
“The Way of
A PARAMOUNT PICTURE
CAMP COUNTY LETS CON-
TRACT FOR CROSSING
MT. VERNON ROAD
The commissioners’ court last week'
closed a contract for a rock and
grovel crossing on the Mt. Vernon
road seven miles northwest of Pitts-
burg. This crossing has been in bad
shape for a long time and the action
of the court in making this improve-
ment meets with the hearty approv-
ed of everybody who has had to trav-
el this road. The work to be done
covers a distance of 1700 feet. Tom1
Lancy and Joe Hood Barnwell have
the conti'act on yardage basis.—
Clifton Crabtree returned Friday
to his home in Ft. Worth, after
spending several days with his par-
ents, Dr. and Mrs. S. R. Crabtree.
Oscar Smith of Dallas, in charge
of leases for the Post Office Ejepart-
,ment in Texas, was here Friday on
17 r ■- ■
TEACHING PEOPLE TO PLAY
Learning to play is the chief pro-
blem ul" Liiia age uf machinery. Wcrl.
was once thought to be the all-suf-
ficient remedy for the mischief
Satan proverbially finds for idle
I bands to do. But no more! Work
j no longer occupies all the time even
of the busiest hands. Some degree
! ot leisure is the common lot. The
| “idle hands’’ of today consist of ev-
1 orybody’s hands for an important part
of the day. And the devil, notor-
iously, is finding plenty of mischiei
for them to do.
The remedy seems for us to get
oven busier than the devil and find
good things to do with leisure. The
same machinery which provides the
leisure can also provide the things—
libraries, parks, social centers, ath-
letic fields and dancing halls, radio,
movie and theatrical programs—for
employing it, but the tastes, know-
ledge and disposition to use these
things can not be made by machinery
nor bought by money.
These must begin with the schools
and continue through every agency
of adult education and leadership
The schools would be omitting half
of their task if they prepared pupils
only for the working part of life.
One of their most useful functions is
to teach the “useless.” .
And, with everything inviting,
people must learn to prefer whole
some pleasures, or it will make little
difference how efficiently our ma-
chines do our work.—Fort Worth
WHY OUR LAW DOESN’T
At Kj of P. Hall next Sunday
morning, it will afford us pleasure
to welcome whomsoever can attend
our meeting and share with all the
pleasures we shall have in looking
over the facts involved in the call
to Macedonia, chapter 16 of Acts.
This will he found to be attractive
in its appeal to the imagination.
Read it and see who are in the pic-
tures, what they are doing and how
they do—what you think of the sev-
eral elements involved. We shall ba
glad to have you come and tell us.
Baraca Bible Class.
yjuC of the greatest v.r??.V-
nesses of the law in the United Stat-
es is that its penitentiaries are not
impartially and inexorably imposed.
A murderer is executed in one case;
in another he goes scot free—. Ex-
ecutive clemency yields to influence
in one case and denies mercy in an-
other. Wealth seems to entitle some
to immunity from punishment; the
poor and friendless criminal is sure
to be stuck. Take the case of form-
er Governor McCray of Indiana, con-
victed of using the mails fraudulent-
ly while governor of a great state
and sent to prison for ten years. It
is said that fourteen governors have
signed a petition for his pardon, as
well as numerous other men of in-
fluence. The chances are he will ba
released, whereas a multitude of poor
and obscure crilninals whose offen-
ses were not so serious will continue
to drag their sentences in prison.
Would it not seem that the law would
operate impartially in such cases
Because McCray was powerful and
influential enough to become govern-
or of Indiana, would it not appear
that his crime was all the greater,
if anything, and there were fewer
mitigating circumstances than in the
cases of scores of crooks and fakers
who operated on a smaller scale ?
What becomes of our doctrine of
“equal and exact justice to all, spe-
cial privilege to none,” if a man like
McCray can walk out of prison with
a pardon, while hundreds whose of-
fenses were not comparable to his
must remain in prison?
Matinee Each Afternoon— 2:45
Buddy Roosevelt in
Thrilling Western Story, also Comedy—
"Spooks and Spirits”
MATINEE SATURDAY AFTERNOON BEGINS at 1:30—
Fred Thomson and Silver King, the Wander Horse in—
Miss Annie Laurie Rehkopf re-
turned to her home in Texarkana
Thursday afternoon, after spending
the past ten days as a guest of Miss
SENIOR CHRISTIAN ENDEAVOR
Topic—Rules for the game of life.
The motto of prayer—Laurance
Gods Errands—Model Tabb.
Deeds thglt never die—Charles
A victory motto—Mr. Potter.
Attempt, expect—Consuelo Robin-
Holiness is happiness—Everett
FRESH SHIPMENT OF CHOCOLATE
CANDIES JUST ARRIVED
A fine assortment of your favor-
We have also installed a new ice cream cabinet
and will keep best hard cream at all times. Also
have brick ice cream.
FOR SALE—6 room house with
all conveniences, 1-2 acre lot, good
neighborhood, known as Lester Black
home. Write or call Gus Presley, cr.
Russell Grain Grocery Co. 18-4-pd
WANTED TO RENT—Furnished
room, close in. Phone 136.
Mrs. W. E. Hargraves returned to
her home in Sulphur Springs Friday
after a week’s visit with her broth-
er, Dr. W. A. Taylor, and family.
T. T. Holland and family and Mrs.
Emmett Holland returned Friday
fvom a two >veeks’ visit with rela-
tives in Mississippi.
I POSITION WANTED—In first
class grocery or general mercantile
, store by Sept. 7th. I have had 18
years of experience as salesman and
buyer; am 45 years of age, speak
German and some Spanish. Referen-
ces, Hasler Bros. Co., Plaek and Gu3e
Co., Citizens State Bank. Write A.
J. Elzner, Bastrop, Texas, P. O. Box
FOR RENT—A good five-roqgn
house with all conveniences; close in.
Phone 483. 20-2t
LOST—Large opal setting from **
ring. Finder please leave at this
office and receive reward. 20-2t
A. S. Mitchell has sold the B. B.
Corban home on Jefferson street to
J. B. Lane, who will move to Mt
Pleasant on September 1st.
Miss Ladye Madge Stephenson has
returned from Commerce, where she
has been attending summer term of
Read The Daily Times Ads.
FOR SALE—No. 10 Remington
Typewriter, almost new; 3-well Co-
loric Fireless Cooker; gasoline stove;
50-gall on oil tank; dining table and
two rocking chairs.—Mrs. Alma Cok-
FORD TRUCK—Real bargain. Salt
or trade. Apply at this office. 21-2
1 Year $1.75
Specials For Saturday, August 22
FOR SPOT CASH
Beit grade 9-4 Brown Sheeting
Best grade 10-4 Brown Sheeting
Best grade 9-4 Bleached Sheeting
Best grade 10-4 Bleached Sheeting
58-inch white Table Linen
These prices are cheaper than you will see again
this year. Better get yours now.
W. A. JOHNSON & CO.
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Cross, G. W. Mt. Pleasant Daily Times (Mount Pleasant, Tex.), Vol. 7, No. 133, Ed. 1 Friday, August 21, 1925, newspaper, August 21, 1925; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth783634/m1/4/: accessed November 20, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Mount Pleasant Public Library.